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gros frère et soeur 98 grands-echézeaux

I knew exactly what I was looking for, end even more surprising I found it straight away – well, almost! Except, it wasn’t what I expected. I was sure that this was the 1995, but no. Hmm, maybe I do have a 1995, somewhere, but clearly I wasn’t going to find it in 5 minutes! Okay, I really prefer 20 years on a wine like this, but hey, I decided that I was already committed!

What I do have in mind is that the vines were not long replanted at this time(?) if that was really the case, I have to say that this was a brilliant performance, indeed a performance of bravado!

WP_20150424_0021998 Gros Frère et Soeur, Grands-Echézeaux
Deeply coloured – clearly not young, but it already looks a wine of weight in the glass. Very aromatic – quite some impact to the nose too, a little spice, a little leaf and dark-red, slightly roast fruit edged with graphite and spice – though to be fair, it could be oak-spice rather than Vosne-spice! Large-scaled in the mouth, architectural but with enough padding to make the wine more than just interesting. Quite some weight of flavour again and complex in the mid-palate too – where tannin still swirls, but does not jar. Really a wine of character, still with a little oak in the finish, but really it’s one of those ‘who cares!’ wines. Excellent!
Rebuy – Yes

9 responses to “gros frère et soeur 98 grands-echézeaux”

  1. Claude Kolm

    Do you know, Bill, if this wine went through reverse osmosis?

  2. mike

    Very astute observation by Claude Kolm. He is well respected in wine circles and is equally a nice person. Enjoy reading your tasting adventures.

  3. Bruce

    Just found my way to this thread. May I ask a novice question? I was given a 1993 bottle of the Grand Eschézeaux, Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur. May I presume this is Grand Cru? Does anyone know where I can find tasting notes?

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